Eight More Schools Join AdvanceKentucky for Cohort 9

Eight more public high schools have been invited to participate in the newest cohort of AdvanceKentucky, which supports schools in implementation of the National Math and Science Initiative College Readiness Program under a partnership between Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. This successful program involves content-rich teacher training and extensive support and incentives for students and teachers for achieving qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in math, science and English in an open enrollment environment. Click here for the ‘Elements of Success’ comprising this proven model.

The Cohort 9 high schools invited to participate beginning with the 16-17 school yea
r are:

Boyd County, Campbellsville Independent, Central (Jefferson County), Elizabethtown Independent, Fleming County, Mason County, Nelson County, and Thomas Nelson (Nelson County).

The students in these schools represent an average of 53 percent eligiblity for free/reduced lunch and serve a 21 percent minority population (African American and Hispanic).  Collectively, these schools project 2,400 AP MSE enrollments for the 16-17 school year, representing a 109 percent increase above the previous year.

Click here for a list  or map of 109 AdvanceKentucky schools served since 08-09. 

AdvanceKentucky is funded by public and private sources, which include the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and its Race to the Top program, Berea College Outreach Programs, NMSI Initiative for Military Families, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.   AdvanceKentucky was founded by a major grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) supported by ExxonMobil, Dell and Gates Foundations, Lockheed and others. Other funding has been received previously from ARC, KDE through the US Dept of Education AP INcentive program, the James Graham Brown Foundation, ExxonMobil/Initiative for Military Families and Council on Postseondary Education.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in calculus, statistics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, English language and English literature.

Schools interested in applying to AdvanceKentucky for Cohort 10 may find application materials and eligibility guidelines on the website. Or email jlang@kstc.com for more information.

AdvanceKentucky offers services to schools that have graduated from the formal three-year implementation phase of AdvanceKentucky through a Partner Program, which provides ongoing access to key elements in support of students and teachers.

Be sure to check out the 2015 AP Honor Roll of schools/districts recognized by College Board for both growth and performance.    

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